Today’s News Updates – 15.august.2014

GS Paper I

  1. Spain’s La Tomatina festival shows solidarity with Dalit women                                                                                                                                                           -Ques2. Write a short note on “La Tomatina festival“.

GS Paper II

  1. HC suggests changes in legislation on maintaining parents                                                                                                                                                                       -Ques1. Critically analyse the reforms needed in legislation of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
  2. Apprentices Bill passed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Ques4. “The Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 seeks to open up apprenticeship to non-engineering graduates and diploma holders among others to expand the base of skilled workers in the country”, Elucidate. 

GS Paper III

  1. Low fuel, food prices push down WPI inflation                                                                                                                                                                                           -Ques3. “Recently retail inflation based on CPI index has been a cause for concern”, Discuss. Also describe what initiatives have been taken by the government to tackle inflation and curb inflationary expectations. 




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